Forest from the sky

Climate crisis and the nation's forests

We are working to protect the nation’s forests so that future generations can still enjoy them.

We know our climate is in crisis and our forests may be in trouble too. The threat and impact to our trees from pests and diseases is increasing. We are making sure our forests have the best chance to thrive despite the challenges.

We are experts. We use the latest science and evidence to help us plan, plant and safeguard our forests.

That’s why we will: 

Volunteers planting trees in the forest

Grow our forests

With more trees and more forests, we will have cleaner air to breathe and more sustainable wood to use.

Be more connected

Joining up woodland across the landscape to make bigger forests for wildlife to thrive. 

Red squirrel eating a nut
Aeriel view of seedlings in pots at a nursery

Be more diverse

Growing different types of tree that will survive in the changing climate.

Take action

Helping our trees and forests to be in better condition than ever.

Foresters beside vehicle

Find out more

Read the Forestry Commission's statement on planting resilient trees in response to the climate emergency:

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09 October 2019
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Blog
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Blog
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Blog
18 September 2019
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